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1Title:  Frank Ernest Hill papers, 1950-1966 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  940 
 Creator:  Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-1969 
 Abstract:  Frank Ernest Hill collaborated with Allan Nevins in the 1950s on the first two volumes of a comprehensive history of Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company. He coauthored a third volume. The papers are comprised of research material. 
 Subjects:  Hill, Frank Ernest 1888-1969 | Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987. | Ford, William Clay, 1925- | Ford family | Ford Motor Company -- History. | Ford Motor Company -- Industrial relations. | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village. | Henry Ford (Organization). Henry Ford Museum. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile factories | Airlines | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Industry and education | Labor -- History. | Trade unions -- Automobile industry workers. | Philanthropists | World War, 1914-1918 | World War, 1939-1945 | Detroit (Mich.) -- History | Genealogies. 
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2Title:  Claud E. Ford papers, 1860-1965 (bulk 1930-1965) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1676 
 Creator:  Ford, Claud E., 1879-1965 
 Abstract:  Claud E. Ford was a distant relative of Henry Ford who worked for the U. S. Postal Service. His papers include correspondence, diaries and photographs, many of which feature other members of the Ford family. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Claud E., 1879-1965 | Ford family | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, William, 1826-1905 | Ford, William Henry, 1844-1939 | Ford, Sarah Davis | Financial records | Diaries | Genealogies | Photographs | Photograph albums | Picture postcards | Cartes-de-visite 
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3Title:  Marvin Buckberry papers, 1944-1949 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  42 
 Creator:  Buckberry, Marvin 
 Abstract:  The Marvin Buckberry papers consist of research material collected by Buckberry in preparation for writing a history of Ford Motor Company. The papers in include photographs, Ford Motor Company records and correspondence, handwritten notes and copies of other unpublished manuscripts on the company’s history. 
 Subjects:  Buckberry, Marvin | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Henry Ford (Organization) | Henry Ford, 1863-1947--Homes and haunts | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company--Industrial relations | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Dance | Pacifism | Labor Unions--Automobile industry workers | Labor--History | Chronologies | Genealogies | Photographs 
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4Title:  Raymond H. Laird collection, 1776-1950 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1635 
 Creator:  Laird, Raymond H., 1898-1968. 
 Abstract:  Raymond H. Laird was an engineer at Ford Motor Company and was asked by Henry Ford to gather and create Ford family genealogical records. This collection consists primarily of documents, letters and notes pertaining to the genealogy of the Ford family. 
 Subjects:  Laird, Raymond H., 1898-1968. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, William, 1826-1905. | Ford, Rebecca, 1810-1886. | Ford family | Laird family | Webster, Charles. | Fair Haven (Mich.) | Maps. | Postcards. | Photographs. | Autograph books. | Obituaries. | Quotations (texts) | Portraits. | Genealogy 
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5Title:  Topical for Henry Ford series, 1918-1930 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  34 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The series contains two subseries: the General photograph albums subseries and the Camping albums subseries. The General photograph albums subseries contains photographs of Henry Ford's mother's family, Fair Lane, and the ships M/S Henry Ford II and M/S Benson Ford. The Camping subseries contains photographs of Henry Ford's camping excursions with Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Benson, 1919-1978 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943--Travel | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1966-1950--Travel | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921--Travel | Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933--Travel | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931--Travel | Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923--Travel | Ford family | Litogot family | Litogot, Sapharia, 1833-1878 | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944 | Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations | Henry Ford II (Ship) | Benson Ford (Ship) | Ford Fleet | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Cargo ships | Santa Claus | Shipping--Great Lakes | Christmas | Camping | Automobile travel | Vacations | Waterwheels | Ford automobile | Packard automobile | Photographers | Locomotives | Horsemanship | Tractors | Fishing | Carts & wagons | Dearborn (Mich.) | Upper Peninsula (Mich.) | Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) | Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) | Photographs | Photograph albums | Photographic prints | Genealogies | Portraits | Group portraits | Negatives 
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6Title:  Nevins and Hill Research, Original Documents and Notes Series, 1845-1960 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  572 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives 
 Abstract:  In 1954, Columbia University historian Allan Nevins in collaboration with Frank Ernest Hill published the first volume of a comprehensive history of Henry Ford and his automobile company. The series is comprised primarily of original documents that were selected between 1952 and 1954 from accessions held by the Ford Motor Company Archives for research use in the three volume Nevins and Hill history of the company. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Assembly-line methods | Aircraft industry | Ford automobile | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry workers | Industrialists | Pacifism | Philanthropists | Industry and education | Schools | Tractor industry | Vehicles, Military | World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1914-1918 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford family | Couzens, James, 1872-1936 | Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-1969 | Kanzler, Ernest Carlton, 1892-1967 | Knudson, William S., 1879-1948 | Liebold, Ernest Gustav, 1884-1956 | Martin, Peter Edmund, 1882-1944 | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944 | Nevins, Allan 1890-1971 | Sorensen, Charles Emil 1881-1968 | Wills, Childe Harold, 1878-1940 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives | Ford Motor Company. Sociological Department | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company--Executives | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Industrial relations | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Henry Ford (Organization) | Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | Ford Village Industries | Ford Fleet | Detroit (Mich.)--History | Upper Peninsula (Mich.)--History | Genealogies 
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7Title:  Fair Lane papers subgroup, 1835-1950 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1 
 Creator:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. 
 Abstract:  Henry and Clara Ford lived in a succession of fourteen homes, the last of which, Fair Lane, was constructed on the shores of their Rouge River estate in 1915. The Fair Lane papers contain documents representing the Fords' busy and complex lives assembled from the rooms of the mansion after Clara died in 1950. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947--Homes and haunts | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947--Family | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford family | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938 | Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926 | Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951 | Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 | Ford Motor Company--History | Henry Ford (Organization) | Henry Ford Hospital | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Ford Foundation | Ford Motor Company. Airplane Division | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant | Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad | Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation (1916) | Henry Ford Peace Expedition (1915-1916) | Dearborn Independent | Automobile industry and trade | Ford automobile | Ford Model T automobile | Lincoln automobile | Historic gardens--Michigan | Historic buildings | Historic sites--Conservation and restoration | Ford tractors | Automobiles, Racing | Pacifism | Peace movements | Technology--United States | World War, 1914-1918--Peace | Schools--Michigan | Power-plants--Michigan | Industrialists--Michigan--Dearborn | Camping | Landscape architecture | Willow Run (Mich.) | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Dearborn (Mich.) | Scrapbooks | Genealogy | Diaries | Postcards | Landscape architectural drawings 
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8Title:  General Personal Records series, 1823-1984 (bulk 1920-1947) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  23 
 Creator:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 
 Abstract:  The Henry Ford Office was created in 1906 by James Couzens to manage Henry Ford's correspondence and personal affairs. The General Personal records series contains material from the Henry Ford Office related to many of Henry Ford's non-automotive business and personal interests. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Avery, Clarence W. (Clarence Willard), 1882-1949 | Buchman, Frank Nathan Daniel, 1878-1961 | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 | Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 | Correll, Charles J., 1890-1972 | Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1891-1979 | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford family | Gosden, Freeman F., 1899-1982 | Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951 | Hill, Percival S. | Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 | Meadowcroft, Wm. H. (William Henry), 1853- | Perry, Percival S. | Plantiff, Faston, 1874-1934 | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | Sacco, Nicola, 1891-1927 | Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916 | Vanzetti, Bartolomeo, 1888-1927 | Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Management | Ford Motor Company--Presidents | Berry Schools | Camp Legion | Camp Willow Run | Edison Illuminating Company | Edison Institute School | Henry Ford Farms | Henry Ford (Organization) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile dealers | Crops--Soybeans | Dance | Goldenrods | Rubber | Rubber industry and trade--Brazil | Fort McAllister (Ga.: Ford) | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Clippings | Genealogy | Greeting cards | Ledgers | Maps | Microforms | Photographs | Postcards | Publications | Scrapbooks | Sheet music | Telegrams | Trade catalogs 
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9Title:  Leab Kyes Family Scrapbook Collection, 1903-2009 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.85 
 Creator:  Leab family 
 Abstract:  The Leab Kyes Family Scrapbook Collection, 1909-2009, contains 46 scrapbooks documenting a family's travels throughout the United States and Europe, mainly Germany, Switzerland, and England, from 1961-2007, as well as an oral history interview with Daniel J. Leab. Extent: 33.5 cubic ft. (35 boxes). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Leab, Daniel J., 1936-2016 | Leab, Katharine Kyes, 1941-2020 | Kyes, Carolyn | Kyes, Helen J., 1904-2003 | Kyes, Roger M., 1906-1971 | Leab, Abigail E. | Leab, Constance M. | Leab, Herta, 1901-1981 | Leab, Leo, 1897-1979 | Leab, Marcus Rogers | American Book Prices Current | Hedda Maar Beauty Aids | American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976 | Expo 67 | Airplanes | Airports | Auctions | Booksellers and bookselling | Botanical gardens | Cable cars (Streetcars) | Cemeteries | Circus | Concorde (jet transports) | Conference proceedings | Genealogy | Helicopters | Hotels | Ice skating | Lectures and lecturing | Motion pictures | Museums | Passports | Railroad trains | Restaurants | Seminars | Ships | Skis and skiing | Theaters | Zoos | Austria | Belgium, Brussels | Belgium, Ostend | Bulgaria, Varna | Canada, Montreal | Denmark, Copenhagen | France | Germany | Germany, Bad Dürkheim | Germany, Berlin | Germany, Bremen | Germany, Cologne | Germany, Düsseldorf | Germany, Falkenstein | Germany, Frankfort | Germany, Freiburg | Germany, Göttingen | Germany, Hamburg | Germany, Hannover | Germany, Köln | Germany, Munich | Germany, Nuremburg | Germany, Stuttgart | Germany, Tübingen | Hungary, Budapest | Italy | The Netherlands | The Netherlands, Amsterdam | The Netherlands, Rotterdam | Russia, Moscow | Switzerland, Basel | Switzerland, Bern | Switzerland, Engelberg | Switzerland, Geneva | Switzerland, Lucerne | Switzerland, St. Moritz | Switzerland, Zurich | United Kingdom, England | United Kingdom, England, London | United States, Detroit (Michigan) | United States, Georgia | United States, New York (New York) | United States, Palm Beach (Florida) | Albums (books) | Business cards | CD-ROMs | Clippings (information artifacts) | Conference materials | Correspondence | Greeting cards | Maps | Menus | Notebooks | Photographic prints | Postcards | Receipts | Stationery | Trade catalogs 
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